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BWW Review:  Battling Dementia in THE OTHER PLACE at Theatre TuscaloosaBWW Review: Battling Dementia in THE OTHER PLACE at Theatre Tuscaloosa
by David Edward Perry - Aug 10, 2017

'The Other Place' by Sharr White is a play exposing the struggle of adjusting to declining mental ability. It's a heart-tugging and at times funny story of a sharp and empowered woman fighting with a splintering mental health dilemma. White's writing brings to light the frustration of dementia. The play gives a voice to those suffering with dementia and the effect on their caregivers. 'The Other Place' opens with Juliana (Carol DeVelice) giving narration to her backstory as a successful scientist and businesswoman. With each line Juliana's mental stability slowly begins to crack like a broken window in a storm. Her confusion leads to a string of unsettling events. Juliana suffers lack of focus and speech, memory loss and repeated sightings of a young woman in a yellow polka dot bikini. She is stubborn as a nail and rejects any diagnosis, except her own hypochondriac self-diagnosis of having brain cancer. DeVelice gives limitless emotion into Juliana exhausting internal journey on stage. Scene after scene her frustration builds to boiling points to be forgotten by another train of thought. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Carnegie Hall's 2017-2018 season is around the corner, and we are looking forward to a variety of exceptional programming and exciting new projects. Listed below are jazz, pop, and world music highlights for the coming season. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carole J. Bufford Discusses the Fearless Females of the 1960s and Her Celebration of Them at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Interview: Carole J. Bufford Discusses the Fearless Females of the 1960s and Her Celebration of Them at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Ashley Steves - Jul 6, 2017

One of the country's most vibrant eras in music, in general and especially for women, was the 1960s, filled to the brim with girl groups like The Chantels and The Supremes, folk pioneers like Joan Baez, and songwriters so influential that, decades later, that musical written about them keeps filling its Broadway house to capacity for close to four years (Carole King, of course). In the midst of political and public unrest, in a male-dominated world and industry, these women made space and carved out their own spots in music history. Who better to spotlight these singers and songwriters than Carole J. Bufford, who has carved out her own spot within the New York cabaret scene as an enthusiastic and rich interpreter of the Jazz Age songbook, and returned to the circuit with something a little different: YOU DON'T OWN ME: THE FEARLESS FEMALES OF THE 1960S, a celebration of the 'bold and daring women [who] planted their flags and ensured their voices were heard.' And as it turns out, it's not only Bufford's most fearless show, but also one of her best. (more...)

Toronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 95th SeasonToronto Symphony Orchestra Announces 95th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Fresh from a memorable, ambitious tour of Israel and Europe, the intrepid musicians of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) jump back into action. The TSO's 95th season is coming to an end, but the month of June is bursting with highly anticipated events, such as the new, semi-staged production of Kurt Weill's The Seven Deadly Sins; William Walton's mighty Belshazzar's Feast; and Carl Orff's epic Carmina Burana-all part of this season's final instalment of The Decades Project, in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO). Highlighting the 100th birthday of Ella Fitzgerald, the TSO pays tribute to one of the greatest singers of all time. And the Orchestra presents a nostalgic journey through memorable music from Canadian stage and screen. (more...)

Paula West to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This JulyPaula West to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This July
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Following three previous sold-out residencies, renowned San Francisco Bay Area jazz vocalist Paula West returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for a four-week engagement - July 6-28, 2017. (more...)

Typhanie Monique's Soulful Album 'Call It Magic' Out NowTyphanie Monique's Soulful Album 'Call It Magic' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Call It Magic is the fourth album from Chicago vocalist and educator Typhanie Monique. It is a long-awaited project that finds her channeling the passions, frustrations and complexities of love into a work of shimmering beauty. It is her most ambitious recording to date. (more...)

Vocalist Typhanie Monique Releases Soulful CALL IT MAGIC AlbumVocalist Typhanie Monique Releases Soulful CALL IT MAGIC Album
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Call It Magic is the fourth album from Chicago vocalist and educator Typhanie Monique. It is a long-awaited project that finds her channeling the passions, frustrations and complexities of love into a work of shimmering beauty. It is her most ambitious recording to date. (more...)

Soundtrack For New Comedy GOING IN STYLE, Starring Morgan Freeman, Out TodaySoundtrack For New Comedy GOING IN STYLE, Starring Morgan Freeman, Out Today
by Movies News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

WaterTower Music today announced the March 31 release date of the soundtrack to GOING IN STYLE, the new comedy that teams up Oscar winners Morgan Freeman (Million Dollar Baby), Michael Caine (The Cider House Rules, Hannah and Her Sisters) and Alan Arkin (Little Miss Sunshine), and is in theatres nationwide April 7. (more...)

Highlights In Jazz presents WOMEN IN JAZZ Thursday, 4/6Highlights In Jazz presents WOMEN IN JAZZ Thursday, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Jack Kleinsinger's Highlights In Jazz, New York's longest running jazz concert series, continues its record breaking 45th season at 8:00 PM on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center Borough of Manhattan Community College, 199 Chambers Street, New York City, with a special Women In Jazz program featuring the festive multi-dimensional music of Cynthia Sayer and her Joyride Band with clarinetist Adrian Cunningham, the innovative vocal stylings of Rene Marie plus International Women in Jazz Youth in Action Award Winner pianist Leonieke Scheuble, and, as in all Highlights In Jazz concerts, a surprise special guest. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates Ella Fitzgerald with PATTI AUSTIN: ELLA NOW AND THENBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts Celebrates Ella Fitzgerald with PATTI AUSTIN: ELLA NOW AND THEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8pm with GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz singer Patti Austin performing Ella Now and Then: A Centennial Celebration of the First Lady of Song. This tribute concert marks the 100th birthday of the great Ella Fitzgerald (born April 25, 1917) and will feature selections from Ms. Austin's 2002 album For Ella, including timeless standards such as 'How High the Moon,' 'Too Close for Comfort,' and 'The Man I Love.'Tickets range from $36 to $55 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

 A Starry Night At The McCallum! The Desert Symphony Celebrates Their 28th With Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes A Starry Night At The McCallum! The Desert Symphony Celebrates Their 28th With Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes
by David Green - Mar 16, 2017

The Desert Symphony, under the direction of Music Director Gary Berkson, is celebrating its 28th Anniversary with a Gala and Concert starring the incomparable LeAnn Rimes. The event will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8pm at The McCallum Theatre. In addition, the Desert Symphony will be honoring Ruta Lee, whose career has included both stage and screen, with the Amadeus Award for her philanthropy and dedication to the Performing Arts. She is the first woman to receive this prestigious award and joins the ranks of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, John Tesh, Jack Jones, Ted Giatas, and last year's recipient Harold Matzner. (more...)

Singer and Broadway Vet Patti LaBelle to Release New Album BEL HOMMAGE This MaySinger and Broadway Vet Patti LaBelle to Release New Album BEL HOMMAGE This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Today, legendary award-winning entertainer, Patti LaBelle, announced that she will release a new album entitled Bel Hommage on May 5, 2017. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Patti Austin: ELLA NOW AND THENBrooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College presents Patti Austin: ELLA NOW AND THEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College continues its 2016-17 season on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8pm with GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz singer Patti Austin performing Ella Now and Then: A Centennial Celebration of the First Lady of Song. This tribute concert marks the 100th birthday of the great Ella Fitzgerald (born April 25, 1917) and will feature selections from Ms. Austin's 2002 album For Ella, including timeless standards such as 'How High the Moon,' 'Too Close for Comfort,' and 'The Man I Love.'Tickets range from $36 to $55 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling 718-951-4500 (Tue-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Kennedy Center to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial with Series of EventsKennedy Center to Celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's Centennial with Series of Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts celebrates the Ella Fitzgerald centennial. The program pays tribute to the artist's legendary music through performances featuring Regina Carter, NSO Pops, and Jane Monheit. (more...)

Cyrus Chestnut, SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandCyrus Chestnut, SHOWBIZ AFTER HOURS and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for February 20-26, featuring Cyrus Chestnut Quartet, ShowBiz After Hours with Frank DiLella, Eric Comstock & Jon Burr, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Nightclub Listings for Blue Note Napa this WeekNightclub Listings for Blue Note Napa this Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

See what's going on this week at Blue Note Napa! (more...)

R&B Singer/Songwriter Beth Releases Her Debut Single 'Pillow Talk'R&B Singer/Songwriter Beth Releases Her Debut Single 'Pillow Talk'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Detroit's own R&B singer/songwriter, Beth, announces the release of her debut single, “Pillow Talk” on her Indie label, Anise Records. “Pillow Talk” is available now for download on all digital music platforms. (more...)

Houston Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Season, Names Jimmy Lopez Composer-In-ResidenceHouston Symphony Announces 2017-2018 Season, Names Jimmy Lopez Composer-In-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The Houston Symphony and Music Director Andres Orozco-Estrada announced today details of the 2017-18 season, which marks Orozco-Estrada's fourth year as music director. Highlights of the season include the appointment of Peruvian-born composer Jimmy Lopez as the Houston Symphony's new Composer-in-Residence and the introduction of Ars Electronica Futurelab's musical visualization of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring, an immersive concert experience directed by acclaimed choreographer Klaus Obermaier (more...)

Ellington's 'Come Sunday' reinterpreted by Denise Young as an anthem for healingEllington's 'Come Sunday' reinterpreted by Denise Young as an anthem for healing
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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The Chan Centre Welcomes Jazz Legend Dianne ReevesThe Chan Centre Welcomes Jazz Legend Dianne Reeves
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

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